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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 06:12:31 PM »
Our lab freezers have an alarm system that auto-calls some lucy sap (me) if they fail. Might be something like that on the market.
EDIT just saw Hamilton's post. Way ahead of me!  :)

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 09:27:06 AM »
I think I will get one of those alert systems for my cold room where my big fermenters are. But I'll chance it on the small freezers. Thanks for pointing those out.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 01:03:39 PM »
Sorry to hear about it, Keith.  Hopefully it doesn't happen again, especially if you try out that awesome alert system.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2011, 08:42:44 PM »
Sorry to hear about it too.

Would it feel better if I tell you that I have dumped my first 75 gal down the drain?
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2011, 10:56:09 AM »
No. It doesn't.

Especially after today. thought I had skated by on the 3bbl batch becuase the bottom tasted awesome. But after I ran it to the bright tanks I took another sample and it is diacetyl city. I was really bummed out because th bottom tasted so excellent. My guess is the beer closest to the yeast had all the diacetyl absorbed but the majority of the beer wasn't touched.

Gonna try to pitch some active S-189 and see if I can't clean it up but not holding out too much hope. Wouldn't be so bad had I not had to dump a previous batched before this one and had I not lost that 40 gallons from fermenting at 85. I think I have dumped more beer lately than I used to brew in an entire year.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2011, 11:13:18 AM »
It's a real expensive PITA but would expect this to happen from time to time to keep quality as priority one.

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2011, 11:19:37 AM »
Sure, from time to time. But I have dumped back to back to back batches. Only one was due to infection. All the other was due to mechanical failure or negligence. And every one has been on my IPA, which is not cheap at all to brew. And we are running severely low, if not out right running out all over town. Plus we have a big brew fest coming up next month.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2011, 11:32:46 AM »
Uh Oh! I'm sure you'll weather it. Forecast is for long days ahead.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2011, 11:37:47 AM »
Sorry to hear the bad news again.

Running a brewery is a tough business as I witnessed from watching brewmasters. Bad batches, strained capacity and just plain bad luck can really drag the business down but hopefully you are at the end of your bad luck and will bounce back now.

Try to keep the faith Keith.   :)
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011, 02:20:30 PM »
If you guys really want to encourage me try espousing the virtues of krauesensing.   ;)

I'm gonna pitch about 3 gallons of active S-189 into bright tanks and see if that works. Gonna have to set my cold room down to 55 degrees or so for a few days. Keeping fingers crossed and uttering prayers to beer saints.

Weirdest thing, though. Bottom of fermenter tatsted great. Top tasted thick with diacetyl. Makes sense I guess that the beer closest to the yeast was clean. The beer also appeared to be the same gravity throughout (same reading pulling from bottom as from top.) :-\
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011, 02:40:49 PM »
Sorry to hear about your woes.  It would be really cool if the additional yeast cleaned this one up.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2011, 04:07:51 PM »
Hey Major....maybe some good tunes would make ya feel better. I love this one on a bad day. Heck, even a good day for that matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDSud7vAH_0
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2011, 04:08:26 PM »
Krausening is da BOMB!  It'll fix ya right up!
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2011, 05:41:32 PM »
Krausening is da BOMB!  It'll fix ya right up!

I have to agree with Denny...the best thing to rid of diacetyl is active yeast.  :)
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2011, 05:53:56 PM »
Hey Major....maybe some good tunes would make ya feel better. I love this one on a bad day. Heck, even a good day for that matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDSud7vAH_0

That's the other thing that sucks ... dial up.  ::) But your prolly trying to Rick Roll me anyway.  ;)
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